Kroger and LifeBridge team up for Haiti
From a Kroger press release:
When Radio-One and Kroger issued the call last week for donations to aid the Haiti relief efforts, Houstonians stepped up to the plate and surpassed the donation goal of filling one 18-wheeler with products by 400 percent. The outpouring of generosity from the Houston community speaks volumes.
This Saturday, January 23, for those who did not have the opportunity to contribute last week will have the chance at a collection drive being hosted in Northwest Houston by LifeBridge Church at Kroger. Houston-based Jetco Delivery is lending its services free of charge to transport the items collected at the drive to Miami, Florida the following Monday. Once the supplies arrive in Haiti, Cross International, a non-denominational mission group with extensive ties in the country, and Orphan Grain Train will be on the ground to facilitate the safe and secure distribution of the items.
In addition to the collection drive, another way Houstonians can help is by donating money at Kroger. Several monetary donation options are available that include coin boxes at the registers, the ability for customers to round up their grocery bill and donate the difference or add amounts onto their total bill. In the past seven days, the Kroger Southwest Division (Texas and Louisiana) has already collected $40,000 from customers. The grocery retailer anticipates collecting thousands more in the coming days. Houston-area Kroger stores will continue to collect donations for the Red Cross' relief efforts through February 1, 2010.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
17455 Spring Cypress
Cypress, Texas 77429
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